Stephen Smith (Left) and Dale Shadbegian (Right)

Cape Cod Tech Council Welcomes Dale Shadbegian as New Board President

December 12, 2023 (Cape Cod, MA) – Dale Shadbegian’s introduction to the Cape Cod Technology Council started as a member over five years ago. Since that time, his involvement has steadily grown, serving as a volunteer, Board Member, Board Vice President, and now Board President.

“I’m proud to be Board President and to work with such a great group of folks who are driving worldwide innovation right here in my community,” said Shadbegian. “It’s been exciting to invite and engage members of our business and tech community to participate and provide feedback on what a great roadmap for an organization looks like.”

Shadbegian succeeds Robbin Orbison, who served as the Tech Council’s President since June 2022. She stepped down after retiring to Paris, France, with her husband Michael at the beginning of November.

“We are so grateful for Robbin’s leadership and dedication to the Tech Council during her time on the board,” said the Council’s Executive Director Steve Smith. “While we will miss Robbin, we are excited to welcome Dale to guide our organization as we prepare to celebrate our 30th anniversary next year and take the next steps in our growth to further support, advance, and celebrate technology in the region.”

A Senior Digital Strategist, Shadbegian brings a wealth of knowledge to the Tech Council as a small business owner; an SEO, information technology, and marketing expert; and community leader. He most recently served as CEO of Cape & Plymouth Business Media and is the founder and former owner of Woolfie’s Bakery in Dennis Port.

In May, Shadbegian received the Executive Mentor Well-Being Success Award at the National Summit on Preventing Executive Burnout and Stress. In 2022, he was honored by SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands as the Small Business Champion of the Year. He has garnered two National Executive Leadership Awards.

Shadbegian, who lives in Dennis Port, is an EforAll Cape Cod mentor and a SCORE Subject Matter Expert. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State University.

About Cape Cod Technology Council 

Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, the Cape Cod Technology Council is a membership-based, events-oriented nonprofit that promotes technology and its understandings on Cape Cod, the Islands, and in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Council’s work includes supporting the direction of development of the technology infrastructure in the region to advance the growth, effectiveness, and competitiveness of member organizations; assist in the technology education for the advancement of its members as well as future generations through a variety of programs; and provide unique, meaningful, and topical presentations, discussions, forums, and events focused on technology. To learn more about the Technology Council, visit



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